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to the world of internetworking, as in you connecting your system with a dial
up or modem so you can access the internet from your home, office and
everywhere you may be the following are to be considered .
computer. In order to use dial-up you must make sure not only that you have a
computer but that it is going to work with your dial-up service. Some ISP's do
not require that you install any software to get connected, so just about any
computer would work. However, if they do require that you download their
software or run a CD to start their service, you need to make sure that their
software is compatible with your service.
example, your computer may not have a CD drive if it's a compact laptop. Or
perhaps you have an older operating systems like Windows 95 or 98. Many
installations are not compatible with these older computers. If you have a Mac
or Linux computer, you must make sure that the ISP will be compatible with it,
or it might not work. If you are using the modem that came with the computer
you have to make sure that the modem is installed or updated enough that it
will not cause slow connections. Check with a computer technician if you are
not sure there is a modem or that it's in good working order.
2. A modem.
If your computer does not have a modem, or you wish to use a separate external
modem, make sure that it is the correct type of modem. It must be a dial-up
modem--broadband modems will not work. Also make sure that your modem is going
to be compatible with the services you would like to have on your dial-up. For
example, if you would like to add an Internet Call-waiting feature on your
dial-up service, you need to have a V.92 standard computer. Otherwise you will
not be able to be notified of incoming calls while you are online. Also, if the
modem is not in proper working order, for example, it is missing it's latest
driver software or has been damaged or corrupted, you will not be able to use
it. Thirdly, if the modem is too old and does not have the latest standard, it
may not connect as fast as a new one would, so if you know your modem is not
V.92, you may need to get a new one so you can get better connection speeds.
land-line telephone. This means your phone line must be an analog phone--cable
phones, digital phones, and (usually) cellphones will not work. Dial-up uses
analog phone lines because of how it converts and transmits information. It's
just like a normal telephone. If you try to use dial-up on any other type of
phone, you will get an error connecting because the modem cannot detect the
analog dial-tone. Check with your phone provider if you are not sure if it is
compatible to dial-up. Also, keep in mind that you will not be able to use your
phone and the Internet at the same time, so if you wish to keep your phone line
free for telephone calls, you may need to add a second line to your home.
However, if you don't want two lines, simply add call waiting and caller ID to
you land line and if you have a V.92 modem, you should be notified of incoming
calls while you're online.
telephone cord. This may sound silly, but some people do forget about this
step. In order to have Internet through dial-up, you must have a phone cord
attached from the back of the modem or the back of your computer to the phone
jack in the wall. You might want to get a splitter so your phone line can share
the phone jack with your computer, or you might be able to connect your
computer to your phone or vice versa, using the "line in" and
"line out" jacks on the phone or on the back of the computer.
important thing to keep in mind is that your telephone cord needs to be as
short as possible. Any cord longer than 6 feet could affect your ability to
connect to the Internet, or affect how fast you can connect. The longer the
cord the more likely you are to have slow or dropped connections. Also, you may
need to get a back up phone cord in case the cord you intend to use is damaged.
If you buy a new modem, an extra phone cord is usually included.
that then you can move to meet an Internet service provider to have their modem
or dial up. and their setup for the dial up giving to you. From there have a
wonderful browsing and meting people